The days when you thought you were your own person have long passed by. Today, you might not be the only person who is claiming to be you. The world is full of people who have exceptional hacking skills and will use them to steal your identity for themselves. This can involve your credit rating getting destroyed, devastate your finances, and create all kinds of stress and anxiety. A single case of stolen identity could take you months to straighten out, and some people are never able to recover from the damage to done to their credit report.
You need to commit yourself to doing everything possible to protect your identity.
You want to make it as difficult as possible for identity thieves to get your information. One way that they do is through your smart phone. Never hand it to someone and let them use it without watching their every move. Don’t leave it lying on tables or forget it on the bus. Make sure none of your passwords, especially bank passwords, have been saved to any sites.
When you got to the coffee shops to use their free wi-fi, make sure you’ve told your computer that you’re using a public network which will stop it from sending your files to another computer that happens to be nearby.
Check all of your accounts daily and be on the lookout for any suspicious activity. If you see a single charge, no matter how small or insignificant, you need to report the situation right away. The sooner it’s reported, the less damage it will do your identity.
Whenever you’re online banking or logged into your favorite social media website, you need to make sure you log out completely when you finish.